I remember seeing something on here about an endo in Edinburgh but I didn't write down his details and cannot recall where I saw it. Does anyone know who he is and which hospital he works at? I am seeing my GP tomorrow about, hopefully, getting NDT. She has been finding out if she can prescribe it for me. If not I would like to ask for a referral. Otherwise does anyone know of a good endo in the Dundee/Aberdeen area as they are closer. I have had to do my own research about hypo and treatments as my doctor has admitted she knows practically nothing about thyroid problems! Surprise!
I am a volunteer substitute patient at Dundee Ninewells Hospital and was talking to some of the year 4 students today. They are doing an exercise about endo late this week so I asked how much training they had about Thyroid. One told me they had one a whole month and was surprised when I told him he would need a lot more than that. They also admitted they had done a lot more on diabetes. I knew this from the scenarios I have been given. There are lots for Diabetic things but the only Thyroid thing we have a scenario for is Goitre!! I haven't met an endo down there yet, does anyone know any of them. I might put a few questions their way if they give me the chance. If I have even a small influence on what these new doctors learn I will be incredibly happy. AT year 4 stage of their training these student doctors seem to be very open, still, to suggestions, thoughts and questions.
We sometimes get to give talks to the students about our own illnesses, operations etc. so they can learn thing from the patients viewpoint. I am going to see if I can talk to them about what it is to be a hypo sufferer.